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Minogue still not at peace with cancer diagnosis

KYLIE Minogue is "still not at peace" with her breast cancer diagnosis, 10 years after she was given the all-clear.

The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 but was given the all-clear a year later after a partial mastectomy and a series of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.

Speaking about still having to go in for scans, she said: "Now it's more of a formality, I don't have to do it as often. When I reached my 10-year mark, I burst into tears. It's a much longer process than ... Again, typical of me, I gave enough information because I felt people needed to know something, but no one knows the whole story. It's a lengthy process and it affects everything.

"Some days, I'm still not at peace with it. I go, 'Dammit, I wish I could just wear what I used to wear' ... It changes a lot of things. Christmas makes you stop and think a bit of those things, too. Who do I want to spend my Christmas time with? Who do I miss? Who's not here? It breaks my heart to think about what my family had to go through."

However, her cancer diagnosis has made the 48-year-old singer - who is engaged to actor Joshua Sasse - hate the phrase "there are options".

She told The Sunday Times magazine: "When cancer strikes, you have to consider all of that. Trust me, there's a point when the next person who says, 'Well, there are many options,' you want to scream.

"Of course, it's great there are options. It's marvellous there are options! But when you're dealing with all the other stuff and things that you took for granted are taken away from you, it's like, yes, there are options, but ..."



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